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Albany Beer Bus aims to help patrons travel safely while having fun


ALBANY, N.Y. -- The city of Albany has an abundance of bars, but the distance between each is a problem for many patrons – but now a new "beer bus" offers a safe alternative to getting around.

Mark Graydon, owner of the Olde English Pub got together with other friends and bar owners and figured out a way to make it easier for people to get back and forth from their establishments.

"We think it is a positive step for Albany, we really do," he says.

Every Thursday night, the Albany beer Bus makes loops from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. to some of the most regularly visited bars in Albany.

"If you really utilized it, you could do a half hour at each stop or do two and a half, it makes for an awesome night and for ten bucks to travel, whole thing," he says.

Patrons can hop on and off as many times as they'd like.

"You save money on a taxi. It's a safe ride and a good time for you and your friends so why not?" he says.

Traci Cornwell owns the Giddy Up Bus that is mainly used as a way to travel from Albany to the track in Saratoga -- but on Thursday nights she now dedicates her business to the Albany bar crowds.

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